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Utah lawmakers approve changes to proposed shipping hub

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:10pm

The Utah Legislature has approved changes to a proposed shipping hub in Salt Lake City despite opposition from some local officials.

FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:07pm

FBI Director Christopher Wray says Russian President Vladimir Putin has a view about what happened during the 2016 presidential election, but he's got his own.

State Department: Russian claims against Americans 'absurd'

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:01pm

The State Department threw cold water Wednesday on an offer from Russian President Vladimir Putin to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans, including former government officials, accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes.

Police: 2 children suffer bites in possible shark attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:55pm

Two children were bitten in the leg in the waters off New York's Fire Island on Wednesday in possible shark attacks, prompting beach closings, authorities said.

Suspected Russian agent has ties to South Dakota businessman

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:55pm

A conservative political operative who once worked on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign and made an action movie with Jack Abramoff more recently helped arrange several speeches in South Dakota for a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent.

The Latest: 1 found dead in Oregon wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:51pm

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Authorities: Florida girl dies after being attacked by dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:49pm

Authorities say a 6-year-old Florida girl has died several days after being bitten by a dog her family was watching while its owners were on vacation.

Police: Bank teller shot by gunman with big wig, pink jacket

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:47pm

Police in North Carolina say a bank robber wearing a big wig and a pink jacket shot and wounded a teller before getting away with money.

Oxygen tanker truck crashes, causes explosion in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:36pm

Authorities say an oxygen tanker truck has crashed and caused an explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area, closing a key highway and forcing evacuations at a medical clinic.

New law in Baltimore bars sodas from kids' menus

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:30pm

Restaurants in Baltimore are now officially barred from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids' menus, according to a city ordinance that went into effect Wednesday.

911 calls detail aftermath of deadly New Mexico bus crash

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:29pm

Some callers were breathless and others were crying as they flooded emergency phone lines to report the aftermath of a deadly weekend bus crash on a dark New Mexico highway.

OAS condemns human rights abuses in Nicaragua

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:25pm

The Organization of American States adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since protests against President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April.

The Latest: Authorities ID 3 passengers killed in bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:21pm

The Latest on deadly New Mexico bus crash (all times local):

Officer dies after assault by inmate at Minnesota prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:19pm

A corrections officer died Wednesday after authorities say he was assaulted by an inmate at Minnesota's flagship Stillwater state prison. The death prompted a lockdown at Minnesota's prison system.

Judge: No additional prison time for terror-related charges

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:14pm

A Philadelphia man convicted in Colorado of providing support to a terrorist group will not serve additional time in prison, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, crediting the Uzbek native for more than six years in custody since his arrest.

After Helsinki, Dems struggle over Trump, the term 'treason'

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:11pm

Democratic leaders are steering allies away from saying President Donald Trump committed "treason" in Helsinki when he refused to confront Russia's Vladimir Putin on election meddling.

The Latest: Backer of 3 Californias effort pans court ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:05pm

The Latest on the ballot measure to divide California in three (all times local):

Lawyer attacks allegations against Indiana attorney general

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:53pm

A lawyer for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said Wednesday that calls for the Republican's resignation over allegations that he drunkenly groped a state lawmaker and three legislative staffers are "pure hysteria" based on a flawed initial investigation.

Report: Weather was deteriorating before Alaska plane crash

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:53pm

A pilot flying in rapidly deteriorating weather in Alaska confused snow on a mountain with a body of water before crashing a floatplane with 10 passengers onto the rocky mountainside, a preliminary report released Wednesday says.

Videos show police at Vegas shooting, meeting wounded guard

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:47pm

Las Vegas police released body camera footage Wednesday of officers finding a wounded security guard on the same floor of a Las Vegas hotel where a gunman opened fire on a country music festival.